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CANCELLED - Outside the Box (film screening)

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February 26, 2013

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. PLEASE CHECK BACK FOR UPDATES ON ITS NEW AIRING DATE, TIME AND LOCATION. Outside the Box explores the universal theme of dual identity. The story is rooted in Lacey Schwartz's Jewish family experience.The narrative follows her upbringing in a white, Jewish family and her discovery, at the age of 18, that her biological father is African-American. Lacey continued to believe throughout her childhood that her "Jewishness" accounted for her "otherness" until, during her college years, she decided to ask for the truth from her family.

The panel includes the film's director, Lacey Schwartz and its outreach director, Collier Myerson.

Tuesday, February 26th
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Auburn Theological Seminary - Stewart Room
3041 Broadway
New York, NY 10027

Please RSVP to: [email protected]

This is a free event. Light refreshments will be served

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Women Helping Women: Putting Your Life Back Together (a csw panel event)

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March 7, 2013

2013 Commission on the Status of Women Side Event
Women Helping Women: Putting Your Life Back Together

The Temple of Understanding in conjunction with the for-profit company The Business of Me will present a Side Event action project designed to reduce the re-victimization rate for survivors of abuse. The March 7 panel discussion will include:

1. An overview of select initiatives implemented by the organizations, businesses and countries represented by panel members
2. Panel discussion of the importance of reducing and/or ending violence against women
3. Presentation of a free training program for professionals working in the field. Successful completion of the training program will result in expansion of one’s ability to present, moderate and track the efficacy of a life sufficiency skills program for women who have endured abuse.

Our Side Event supports the theme for this year’s CSW57, Elimination and prevention of all forms of violence against women and girls.

PANELISTS INCLUDES

Marie Norden - A Swedish Social Democratic politician. She has been a member of the Riksdag since 2006. In her capacity as Deputy Convener of PGA’s Gender, Equality and Population Programme, she advises staff on women’s empowerment and gender equality initiatives to be developed and implemented.

Ibrahim Ramey - Former Director of the Civil Rights Division of the Muslim American Society. He is a Board member of the Muslim Women Institute and the Temple of Understanding.

Pam Rajput PhD - An Indian academic turned internationally renowned activist engaged in the women's movement since the mid-70s. She is the founder and Director of the Centre for Women's Studies & Development and the Head of the Department of Political Science at Panjab University.

Rev. Doyeon Park (performing a meditative reflection) - A minister of Manhattan Won Buddhist Temple and Alternative Representative of Won Buddhism to the UN and Inter-religious Affairs, she also serves as Buddhist Chaplain at Columbia University and New York University.

Nancy Salamone - (panelist and moderator) – An author, speaker and advocate against domestic violence. She is the creator of The Business of Me (www.thebusinessofme.com) a program that works with survivors to create life sufficiency skills and help break the cycle of violence.

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Gandhi, King, Chavez SEASON FOR NONVIOLENCE 2013

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March 20, 2013

THE 16TH ANNUAL
GANDHI, KING, CHAVEZ SEASON FOR NONVIOLENCE 2013

WORDS and WATER - OUR THIRST for PEACE

*A Season for Nonviolence is a national educational, media, and grassroots campaign dedicated to demonstrating that nonviolence is a powerful way to heal, transform, and empower our lives and our communities. It was inspired by the anniversaries of Mahatma Gandhi and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and now also honors César Chavez.

Organized by the New York City Season for Nonviolence Task Force
in cooperation with: the United Nations Environment Programme and the Temple of Understanding

Event Location: The United Nations, First Avenue (entrance located between 44th and 45th Streets, NYC)

Please contact Suzanne Guthrie for more information and to RSVP for your school.

All Schools Must RSVP by March 15 with
ALL ATTENDEES NAMES for UN Security Reasons

[email protected]
212-573-9224 x.23

May Peace Prevail on Earth

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ONLINE AUCTION: Bid NOW to get great gifts!

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April 2, 2013

Visits our online auction where you can bid on great gifts and experiences while helping us make a difference in the lives of under served youth.

Launched on April 2, 2013 at 8:00 am EST, Temple of Understanding's online auction needs your help in order to achieve our $40,000 revenue goal. You can help us by:

1. Visiting the auction at http://www.biddingforgood.com/ToUS2013
2. Bid on your favorite times. Don't forget to add them to you "Watch" list
3. Post/share the link on your social media outlets and encourage your friends to do the same
4. Forward the website link to your friends and family
5. Add the link to your email's signature section. Here's an example for you to try:

Jane Doe, Vice President
XYZ Corp
212-555-9292, ext 22, [email protected]

Support Cross Cultural Education for Youth, Visit the ToU’s Online Auction at http://www.biddingforgood.com/ToUS2013
GIVE A LITTLE GET A LOT!

Ending on April 16 at 10:00 pm, we are currently offering art, jewelry, dining experiences, travel and home decorating items. Participating in our auction is an easy and fun way to support a cause that’s close to your heart.

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ONLINE AUCTION DAY 4: Dinner and Meet the Exec Chef of Michelin Star Restaurant

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April 5, 2013

Visits our online auction where you can bid on great gifts and experiences while helping us make a difference in the lives of under served youth.

Launched on April 2, 2013 at 8:00 am EST, Temple of Understanding's online auction needs your help in order to achieve our $40,000 revenue goal. You can help us by:

1. Visiting the auction at http://www.biddingforgood.com/ToUS2013
2. Bid on your favorite times. Don't forget to add them to you "Watch" list
3. Post/share the link on your social media outlets and encourage your friends to do the same
4. Forward the website link to your friends and family
5. Add the link to your email's signature section. Here's an example for you to try:

Jane Doe, Vice President
XYZ Corp
212-555-9292, ext 22, [email protected]

Support Cross Cultural Education for Youth, Visit the ToU’s Online Auction at http://www.biddingforgood.com/ToUS2013
GIVE A LITTLE GET A LOT!

Ending on April 16 at 10:00 pm, we are currently offering art, jewelry, dining experiences, travel and home decorating items. Participating in our auction is an easy and fun way to support a cause that’s close to your heart.

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